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(PHOTOS) 3 Famous World Presidents Who You Didn't Know Have Luo Roots

Barrack Obama

Barack Obama has Luo roots through his father Barack Obama Senior who is a Luo from Kenya. Barack Obama Senior who is Obama’s father was born in Oriang Rachuonyo North District in the current day Homa-Bay County. He later married Ann Dunham who is an America citizen from Kansas to whom they sired President Obama.


Milton Obote

Milton Obote came from Luo-Lango tribe. This community dominates the Northern region of Uganda. His names also has a meaning in the Luo community. Apollo is said to have been derived from the word Polo which is popular in the Luo tribe meaning sky. 

Idi Amin Dada Oumee

Idi Amin came to power in 1971 after successfully overthrowing Milton Obote before Obote overthrowed him in 1979 to reclaim his seat. Idi Amin hailed from the Kakwa tribe which is in fact one of the sub-tribes of the Luo community from Uganda.

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